Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2015

What Are the Dangers of Backflow?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Responsible homeowners need to take whatever steps they can to prevent problems with their plumbing, heating and other vital household systems. That often includes problems with leaks and flooding in your plumbing system. Sometimes, trouble with your plumbing can emerge from expected problems such as leaks, frozen pipes or clogs in the piping. But other times, they can lie totally outside your control, such as when heavy rains produce backwater that floods your faucets and other appliances. Here in Cedar Falls, IA, we have a strong civic plumbing system, but Mother Nature always has the final word, and sometimes even the best system can’t prevent backwater. That’s why backflow testing is such a good idea, since it can help prepare you for the dangers of backflow.

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3 Benefits of Water Softeners

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Hard water is a recurring problem in most parts of the country, and that includes us here in Cedar Falls, IA. The term refers to water with a high mineral content: usually calcium or magnesium. It’s not directly harmful – you can still drink it – but it causes a number of problems, not the least of which is a distinct metallic taste. A water softening system installed in your home can remove the mineral content of hard water and improve your life in a number of subtle ways. Here are 3 benefits of water softeners that you should consider before making a purchase.

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